A word fitly spoken (right word, right time, right place) is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. How many apples of gold have you ever seen? Well, this is really not about a golden apple showing up on your table. It's more about the saying, "The instructor becomes a teacher when the student shows up". If someone you are trying to instruct is daydreaming and longing to be somewhere else, is distracted by a life event, or has their hearts closed and is not ready to receive the instruction, unfortunately, that someone will not learn from you.